Kings of Leon lead new album releases with ‘Mechanical Bull’ (September 23)

US band release sixth studio album alongside new albums from Chvrches, Drake and Jessie J

Kings Of Leon lead the pack in a bumper week for new albums, which are all released today (September 23).

The US band return with their new album ‘Mechanical Bull’, featuring the new single ‘Supersoaker’. Ahead of the release of the album, Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill has described the record as “the most immature album ever made”.

Meanwhile, the reissue of Nirvana‘s 1993 album ‘In Utero’ is also released. The reissue features 70 tracks, including previously unreleased recordings and demos, B-sides and compilation tracks and live material featuring the band’s final touring line-up of Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear. It also includes the Live And Loud show from Seattle’s Pier 48 on December 13, 1993, with a separate DVD release of the gig also released today.


Also out today are new albums by Drake, Chvrches, Jessie J, Mazzy Star, Placebo and Body/ Head – Kim Gordon’s first project following her departure from Sonic Youth.

Meanwhile in singles releases, there are new tracks from Ryan Jarman’s Cribs side-project Exclamation Pony, Fuck Buttons, Glasvegas, Gary Numan and Joanna Gruesome.

This week’s new album releases:

Au Revoir Simone – ‘Move In Spectrums’
Birdy – ‘Fire Within’
Black Label Society – ‘Unblackened’
Body/ Head – ‘Coming Apart’
CHVRCHES – ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’
Drake – ‘Nothing Was The Same’
Jason Derulo – ‘Tattoos’
Jessie J – ‘Alive’
Kings Of Leon – ‘Mechanical Bull’
Machinedrum – ‘Vapor City’
Mazzy Star – ‘Seasons of Your Day’
Nirvana – ‘In Utero’ [20th Anniversary Edition]
Oh Land – ‘Wishbone’
Peter Gabriel/Various Artists – ‘And I’ll Scratch Yours’
Placebo – ‘Loud Like Love’
Sting – ‘The Last Ship’
Touche Amore – ‘Is Touched By’
Trentemøller – ‘Lost’

This week’s new single releases:

Exclamation Pony – ‘Pseudo Individual’
Fuck Buttons – ‘Brainfreeze’
Glasvegas – ‘Later… When The TV Turns To Static’
Gary Numan – ‘Love Hurt Bleed’
Alice In Chains – ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’
Joanna Gruesome – ‘Sugarcrush’